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Quique Sanchez Flores becomes the 3rd manager to depart the Premier League as Watford fires him

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Quique Sanchez Flores has been sacked as Watford manager, just 85 days after he was re-appointed for a second spell by the Premier League club.

The Spaniard, who replaced countryman Javi Gracia won just one of his 10 Premier League matches for the club.

The decision to sack came after Watford suffered their eighth league defeat in a 2-1 loss against Southampton on Saturday, which saw them remain bottom of the table on eight points.

In a statement posted to the club’s website this afternoon, Watford chairman & CEO Scott Duxbury said: ‘Quique is a man of great integrity and it was clear how much he wanted to have a positive impact, but ultimately results have dictated our decision’

‘The appointment of a new Head Coach is imminent, and with nearly two-thirds of the season remaining, we will provide all the support necessary to make the coming months successful.’

Quique Sanchez Flores is now the third manager to depart the Premier League in the last month after Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino were sacked by Arsenal and Tottenham.

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